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Solved: How do you recover files deleted from a flash drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stellablue19, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. stellablue19

    stellablue19 Thread Starter

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    I seem to have lost an entire folder from my personal flash drive containing all of my household budget/income/finances information!

    I plug this USB drive mostly into my computer at work, which is on a huge network and very protected by our IT department, meaning I don't have administrator priveleges on the machine/can't install anything and probably can't recover anything.

    I hesitate to ask for our IT department's help becuase they are... uh... not very helpful even when it's work-related. :-(

    Where could my files have gone??!! They are not in my deleted folder. Can I get them back??

    Help!!!
     
  2. Triple6

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    You'll probably need to install some data recovery software. If this is your personal drive then you can do the recovery at home where you should be able to install software to run a recovery.

    Free recovery program:
    http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/uk/welcome.htm
     
  3. stellablue19

    stellablue19 Thread Starter

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    I ended up using PC Inspector - File Recovery. http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm

    I first tried a program called "Restoration" but that one didn't find my missing files, while PC Inspector did.

    Thank GOD! The "deleted" files included my household budget/itemized spending that I'd been tracking meticulously for over a year!
     
  4. Triple6

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    Gald to hear you go your documents back. You should now consider keeping multiple copies of important data, one copy is never enough.
     
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